Updated 4th of March 2019
In the updated version of this article, you'll find a more comprehensive explanation of the wagering system on NetEnt slots. We paid extra close attention to the descriptions of coin values and bet levels.
As a result, it should now be much easier to tell the difference between the two. Thus, the newest version of this guide is more informative than ever.
You'd be hard pushed to find a player who doesn't like NetEnt slots. Here at GoWin online casino, we could praise NetEnt all day for just how great their game's library is.
But when it comes to their wagering system, we do have to admit that NetEnt may have over-complicated things. They use a very unique system of coin value and level, for players to place their wagers with.
Usually, you’d just select your bet per line and then increase or decrease the number of paylines. Instead, NetEnt has all paylines active at all times. It lets you adjust the bet per line in two different ways.
Should you use coin size or level to adjust the wager size? This can be very confusing for new players. So, we thought we'd take a look at how it works. Read on and set your mind straight for when you next pick up a NetEnt game.
Bet Level or Coin Value?
NetEnt online slots split their wagering options into two categories. Players can adjust the amount they stake by either:
- Changing the coin value (in other words the betting coins) or
- Changing the betting level
They can even use both simultaneously for flexibility. The higher you make either of these options, the more you will bet. However, the total level bet changes very differently with each option.
So, the answer is that you can use any one or both at once, whatever works best for you.
Your coin value can be found on the right-hand side of the wagering area of any NetEnt slot. It effectively changes the level coin is at and affects all coins you are wagering on each line, per spin.
In other words, it changes the value of each coin you're betting. The more you level up coin value, the greater effect of each bet on value becomes. By default, each coin is worth £0.01, which is the amount you will bet per line.
NetEnt coin slots differ in how many active lines they have. On average, though, they go with 20 paylines in total. This means that your starting bet will usually be £0.20.
The maximum your coin value can go up to is £1.00. So, with 20 paylines in total, your maximum bet using coin value alone is £20 across all the paylines.
The number of coin size options you have are quite limited. That‘s in order to keep adjusting their worth as easy as possible. It would be ridiculous to have to click it 100 times to go from a £0.01 to a £1.00 bet. That's where the other variable comes in.
It’s effectively a multiplier for your coin value. This level goes from one to 10. This number tells how much your coin value will be multiplied by.
For example, your coin value is one and your stake level is one.
This means you're only betting one coin worth £1 per payline.
Now, let’s say your lvl bet is five and your coin value is one.
Then you'll be betting five coins, since your bet in effect is five (level) x 1 (coin value) = five coins. This will come to a £5 bet per line, which will be a £100 in total across all 20 lines of the slot, for every spin you make.
So, the total you can bet per line is 10 coins, or £10. It’s because you can bet one coin worth £1 and then set it to the level 10. This essentially adds an extra zero to your coin bet.
Bet levels allow you to not only customise your bets, but also to place much higher bets. All this is done without complicated systems too. So, you can just quickly multiply your bets and then get spinning.
Working out your bet total is simple. Just multiply your bet level by your coin value and the payline number. Or you can check the information bar at the bottom of any NetEnt slot. It’ll the converted amount of your bet in coins and real money.
The Pros And Cons Of Netent's Wagering System
➕ Coins are easy to understand, no matter what your currency is
➕ Adjust your bet without decreasing active winlines
➕ Combining the two variables, players get more control over their wagers
A coin system makes sense for a company as internationally played as NetEnt. This way, they don’t have to create a unique version of their game for every single currency and territory. Instead, the coin units are a universal way to simply and clearly tell players what they're betting.
True, NetEnt isn't the only company to use coins instead of currency. Unfortunately, betting value and coins on their games are far from intuitive.
On the other hand, the bet’s worth in real money is displayed at the very bottom of the screen. There, you can see the value of your wagers in comparison to the slot credit shown in-game. So, you always know exactly how much is on stake.
➖ More complicated than necessary
➖ No way to change the active paylines
The problem is that these online slots don’t allow deactivating paylines. So, they've been forced into a corner when trying to give players an engaging way of bet-size adjustment.
Whether you’ll like their solution depends on how much control you want over your betting. It’s either a terrific move, or a slightly flabby one for what is, in practice, quite a simple procedure to carry out.
So, it's fair to say that NetEnt's wagering system does seem slightly more complicated than necessary. Having coin values and levels isn't the most elegant system in the world.
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After reading this guide, there should be less stress and time wasted meddling with the bet sizes. You can now bet for value you clearly understand and have a more relaxed experience than ever before.
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